WELLNESS FAQ

What are Wellness Dollars?

Wellness Dollars are part of your Employee/Retiree Benefits Package. You receive $75 Wellness Dollars per fiscal year (full-time employees and retirees receiving benefits). Employees working part-time and receiving benefits will receive $38 Wellness Dollars per fiscal year.

How do I spend my Wellness Dollars?

Wellness Dollars can be used for a variety of health and fitness services that include incentive-based health campaigns, health screenings, nutrition programs, personal training, fitness assessments, fitness classes, lockers and more!

HealthyU offers a variety of programs throughout the calendar year, so make sure that you check the Web site frequently.

What if I use up all of my Wellness Dollars?

If you use all of your allotted Wellness Dollars but still would like to participate in other programs or services, you may pay for the program with cash or check. The cost would be the equivalent of the Wellness Dollar fee.

What if I don't use all of my Wellness Dollars?

You lose them. On July 1, all unused accounts are deleted and employees/retirees receiving benefits receive a NEW allotment of Wellness Dollars to be used in the coming year.

How do I check my balance?

Employees may check their Wellness Dollar balance at www.udel.edu/healthyu.

Are Wellness Dollars real? Can they be used to buy something outside of UD?

Wellness Dollars are not real dollars. They are part of your benefits package, used for accounting purposes to track participation in HealthyU programs. Wellness Dollars may not be used to pay for services outside of UD, such as fitness club memberships or doctor appointments.

Can my spouse use Wellness Dollars?

Spouses do not receive Wellness Dollars and an employee's Wellness Dollars may not be transferred to another person. Spouses are welcome to access all of the same wellness services as employees, though they must be paid for with cash, UD1 Flex dollars, a withdrawl from the employee's payroll deposit account or a personal check made payable to University of Delaware.

If I don't use my Wellness Dollars, can I give them to my co-worker?

No. Wellness Dollars are non-transferable.

Do miscellaneous wage employees receive Wellness Dollars?

No, miscellaneous wage employees do not receive Wellness Dollars. However, miscellaneous wage employees may purchase wellness programs and services by paying with cash, UD1 Flex dollars, a withdrawl from the employee's payroll deposit account or a personal check made payable to University of Delaware.

Who is my Wellness Ambassador?

Faculty and staff who value a wellness lifestyle and lead by personal example are currently serving as volunteer Wellness Ambassadors in their units/departments. They have a strong working knowledge of the wellness program and can be a source of information and support for your personal wellness journey. If your unit/department does not currently have a Wellness Ambassador, you are invited to apply.

Wellness Ambassador Contact List

Are graduate students eligible to use employee wellness services?

No. Graduate students do not receive Wellness Dollars and may not participate in HealthyU programs.

Where is the HealthyU Employee Wellness Program office located?

The HealthyU office is located in Room 124 of the Carpenter Sports Building, across from the last windows overlooking the pool. The office is open Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:00pm. Call ahead to 831-8388 if you plan to drop by as staff is sometimes away from the office delivering programs during regular business hours.